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bimetallism

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noun bi·met·al·lism \(ˌ)bī-ˈme-təl-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of bimetallism

  1. :  the use of two metals (as gold and silver) jointly as a monetary standard with both constituting legal tender at a predetermined ratio

bi·met·al·list play \-təl-ist\ noun
bi·met·al·lis·tic play \ˌbī-ˌme-təl-ˈis-tik\ adjective


Origin of bimetallism

French bimétallisme, from bi- + métal metal


First Known Use: 1876


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